Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Carnival Celebration will be the name of their second Excel class ship.
Carnival Celebration will debut from PortMiami in November 2022, and will be a sister ship to Mardi Gras, the first in the Excel series scheduled to enter service on February 6, 2021 from Port Canaveral, Fla.
The addition of Carnival Celebration to Miami will maintain PortMiami’s position as the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line.
“The name Carnival Celebration couldn’t be more perfect for a ship that will be a key component of our 50th Birthday festivities,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Many thanks to our celebrity partners who helped us officially ‘unbox the fun’ and reveal the name of a ship that promises to be a spectacular addition to our fleet. Carnival Celebration is our 50th Birthday present to our guests!”
Carnival Celebration will include many of the features that have made Mardi Gras one of the most anticipated ships in cruising, including BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea, along with some unique design features created specifically for this vessel.
Carnival Celebration’s itineraries will be announced over the coming weeks and the ship will be opening up for sale in October.
The first Carnival Celebration was part of Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet from 1987 until 2008. The ship is still in service today but with another cruise line.